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Joshua 15:3

3 crossed south of Scorpion Pass, continued on to Zin and went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar and curved around to Karka.

Read Joshua 15:3 Using Other Translations

And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
It goes out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka,
ran south of Scorpion Pass into the wilderness of Zin, and then went south of Kadesh-barnea to Hezron. Then it went up to Addar, where it turned toward Karka.

What does Joshua 15:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 15:3

And it went out to the south side of Maalehacrabbim
Or the ascent of Akrabbim, as it is called, (See Gill on Numbers 34:4):

and passed along to Zin, and ascended upon the south side unto
Kadeshbarnea;
which perfectly agrees with the southern border of the land, as described in ( Numbers 34:4 ) ;

and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar;
which two places being near to one another, as is very likely, are put together, as if one place, and called Hazaraddar, ( Numbers 34:4 ) ; and mention is made of Hezron, which is Hazor, ( Joshua 15:25 ) ; but not of Adar:

and fetched a compass to Karkaa;
which Jerom F23 calls Acchara, a village in the wilderness; and if the same with Carcaria, it was according to him a day's journey from Petra in Idumea; but that is not likely; see ( Judges 8:10 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F23 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. E. 90. C.
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